Giorgio represents a reference point in the Italian infrastructure services sector, also thanks to his expertise in all areas of public and administrative law.
Giorgio is Head of the Italian Public Law and Infrastructure Services team. His legal expertise spans administrative law, public procurement, public services law, and local entities law.
He assists public entities, public bodies and companies involved in the management of local public services, infrastructures, urban regeneration and in the preparation of tender notices concerning the assignment of concessions and public contracts (even in project finance or other public-private partnerships), and has acquired a recognized expertise with reference to public procurements (work, supply and service contracts).
Giorgio provides judicial protection and assistance in proceedings before both administrative Courts, assisting in particular public entities and private operators involved or taking part in tenders, and before ordinary Courts, with reference to judgments arising from the execution of public contracts. In addition, Giorgio has accrued solid experience in the public utilities sector: public lighting, gas distribution, district heating, waste management and water management.
Under Giorgio's leadership, the department is ranked by Legal 500 for Administrative and Public Law. He is frequently a lecturer or speaker at conferences, seminars and training masters and is the author of numerous publications. Giorgio is admitted to appear before the Italian Supreme Court.
Under the leadership of Giorgio Lezzi, Osborne Clarke has built a strong public law department, which caters to national and international clients. The firm handles a wide range of public law matters, from assistance with public tenders and procedures to supporting public entities in regulatory compliance issues, through to procurement-related litigation. The team stands out for handling cutting-edge circular economy matters.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I think it essential to combine maximum efficiency in legal services with innovative strategies and solutions. The combination of these factors, appreciated by both our public and private clients, has meant that the department I lead continues to grow, representing a point of reference in the panorama of administrative and infrastructure law. We provide a unique service to our clients (national and international) involved in the award and execution phases of public contracts, and as well as those involved in transactions falling in the ambit of public economic law.
Province of Lecco
Advising the Province in the first province-wide Renewable Energy Community in project financing in Italy, valued at over €110 million.
AGESP Energia S.r.l.
Successfully advised in proceedings before the Court of Rome relating to the peculiar rules, established by ARERA, concerning the effects of the switch of natural gas supply contracts, operated following the activation of the so-called default service.
Regional Council of Sardinia
Successfully advised in proceedings brought by an economic operator before the Italian Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), which concluded with a pre-litigation opinion issued in favour of the Regional Council. Read more >
Itelyum Regeneration S.p.A.
Assisted in consolidating the client's presence in port and maritime services on the Adriatic with a circular economy transaction related to the definition of agreements for the purchase of 60% of Ambiente Mare and Secomar, companies operating in the prevention, cleaning and reclamation of port waters. Read more >
AMA Rozzano S.p.A. / Municipality of Rozzano
Assistance in the structuring, calling and management of the public procedure for the sale of the ownership of four municipal pharmacies, together with the related commercial business. Read more >
Acinque Tecnologie S.p.A.
Successfully advised the client in its appeal before the Regional Administrative Court of Lombardy for an annulment of the award of the public tender contract to a third party related to the public lighting service in the Municipality of Monza. Read more>
Assisted in the first award of a contract for final and executive design of works on water infrastructure and other services financed by the NRRP. First contract relating to a tender procedure governed by the specific provisions on gender and generational equality.
Advised the lending bank in the issue of a Green Loan to finance, in part, the purchase of a historic office building in the heart of Milan by BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management.
Itelyum Regeneration S.p.A.
Advised in the acquisition from FCM Finanziaria Commerciale Marittima S.r.l. of 70% of the share capital of the companies Crismani Ecologia S.r.l., SEA Service S.r.l. and Navigazione Stoini S.r.l., all operating in the management of environmental services in the port sector.
Gi Group S.p.A.
Successfully advised this Italian multinational, leader in the staff leasing sector, in two sets of litigation proceedings before the Regional Administrative Court of Aosta and on appeal before the Council of State relating to a public services contract valued at over Euro 28 million.
Municipality of Thiene
Advised in the context of the public procedure relating to the concession of the 'Cittadella dello Sport' sports complex, which was awarded to the 'Lanerossi Vicenza' football club.
Advised on a Euro 55 million loan from the European Investment Bank, the very first green loan in the water sector granted by the EIB at global level. Read more
Advised this Portuguese multinational, manager of 27 shopping centres worldwide, in its purchase of the majority shareholding of the company Galleria S.r.l.
Acque Bresciane S.r.l
Advised in relation to funding granted by a pool of banks valued at Euro 202 million, with Euro 95 million in the form of a green loan. Read more
Municipality of Rozzano
Advised in the ambit of the project financing with a value of approx. euro 126 million, for the extension, requalification and management of the Municipality’s district heating system, and the concession for the services of management of the publically-owned electricity plants.
A2A Illuminazione Pubblica S.r.l and Eurogroup S.p.A
Successful on appeal in proceedings relating to the improved energy efficiency of the public lighting network in the Municipality of Treviso.
Municipality of Sanremo
Advising the Municipality in the PPP on private initiative in the grant of the right to use the premises and business of the "Casa Serena" residential care home under the Rent to Buy formula, valued at approximately €10 million. Read more
Itelyum Regeneration S.r.l.
Advised the company, a leader in the circular economy, in its acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Castiglia S.r.l, a company providing integrated environmental protection and sustainability services.
A2A Illuminazione Pubblica S.r.l. and Varese Risorse
Successfully advised the clients on litigation valued at over 26 million euro relating to the award of the project finance procedure relating to the improvement of the energy efficiency and management of the public lighting network in the Municipality of Busto Arsizio.
A2A Illuminazione Pubblica S.r.l. and Eurogroup S.p.A.
Advised in litigation relating to the concession, valued at over 33 million euro, for the improvement of energy efficiency and the management of the public lighting network in the Municipality of Treviso.
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